Y life saved after RSI intervention
Y was found rough sleeping by RSI and accepted into Halsall House in summer 2021 due to being homeless in Rochdale with no local connection. He stayed in Halsall house receiving support and staying drug free for several months. He completed “The Way Out” course alongside Narcotics Anonymous meetings and was doing well. Around November 2021, Y was moved on from Halsall House to a private rented accommodation in Heywood. A few months later, he was spotted by the RSI team, begging at a Heywood supermarket. They continued to engage with him on a regular basis and suggested some of the self-help groups like NA, engaging at the Reaching Out Centre, etc.
Due to logical issues of not having money to get a bus into Rochdale to collect a new methadone prescription, and these delays likely to cause Y buying more street drugs, the RSI worker was able to arrange an immediate prescription for him. The RSI worker contacted the (then new) HATTS team and his prescription was delivered to him at the supermarket within the hour. Unfortunately, Y was using heavily at this point and was stuck in a cycle of using and surviving.
Again, the RSI team did not give up on him and made regular engagements at the supermarket where he was begging. He spoke to us about wanting to get clean and change his life but felt he was trapped and wanted to end his life. Y had a friend in rehab (The Well) in Morecombe. We contacted the Well and asked if we could refer him and they gladly agreed to an immediate start with their abstinence program.
Y moved into the rehab and 3 days into his detox he was admitted to hospital with bowel complications. It was an existing condition that had become an emergency. The hospital told the Well Rehab that if Y would not have been admitted he would of died very quickly. Y returned to the Well and completed a full detox and engaged fully with their program. He left after 6 weeks and engaged again with RSI which found him accommodation at a local hostel.
We still have contact with him and welfare check to see if he is ok. He has now moved into his new property with his own front door and is living well.
Y is very grateful for the support he has received and often expresses his gratitude in ways of helping others in any way he can. His next goal is to find work and give back to the society he openly admits he took so much from.
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